Medieval Indian History Questions (MCQs) for UPSC, SSC and States PCS Examinations

Multiple choice questions on Medieval Indian History for General Studies and GK preparation of SSC, NDA, CDS, UPSC, UPPSC and State PSC Examinations.

1. Which among the following rulers of the Chola Empire conquered the Maldives during his regime ?

[A] Raja Raja Chola I
[B] Rajendra Chola
[C] Kulothunga Chola I
[D] Vikrama Chola

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2. Which among the following was the single biggest item of import to the Vijayanagar empire?

[A] Precious stones
[B] Horses
[C] Luxury goods
[D] Raw Silk

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3. Which of the following rulers of Delhi Sultanate faced maximum number of Mongol Attacks?

[A] Alauddin Khilji
[B] Muhammad Tughlaq
[C] Firozshah Tughlaq
[D] Bahlol Lodi

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4. Chachnama is the oldest chronicle of which of the following regions?

[A] Kashmir
[B] Gandhar
[C] Sindh
[D] Punjab

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5. Which of the following battles is subject matter of Alha Khand, a 12th Century epic poetic work in Hindi?

[A] Battle of Mandsaur
[B] Battle of Chittor
[C] Battle of Mahoba
[D] Battles of Tarain

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6. Which of the following statements is incorrect about the Lingayatism?

[A] It was founded by the 12th-century philosopher and statesman Basava
[B] It is a distinct Shaivite religious tradition in India
[C] Lingayat thinkers rejected the custodial hold of Brahmins over the Vedas and the shastras
[D] Contemporary Lingayatism is influential in North India, especially in the state of Jammu & Kashmir

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7. The Vijay Stambh of Chittorgarh was built to commemorate the victory of Rana Kumbha in which among the following battles?

[A] Battle of Chittor
[B] Battle of Sarangpur
[C] Battle of Gagron
[D] Battle of Gogunda

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8. The most important reason for collection of “Chauth” and “Sardeshmukhi” by Marathas was __?

[A] To increase the source of income
[B] To expand his territories
[C] To consolidate his political influence
[D] Because of the opposition of Muslim rulers

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9. Muhammad bin Qasim, who was the first Muslim to have successfully invaded Sindh in 712 AD was commander of which caliphate?

[A] Rashidun Caliphate
[B] Umayyad Caliphate
[C] Abbasid Caliphate
[D] Fatimid Caliphate

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10. Who among the following poets used to write the Urdu Ghazals with the pen name “Asad”?

[A] Mir Taqi Mir
[B] Dushyant
[C] Mirza Ghalib
[D] Amir Khusrow

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